Sunday, August 07, 2016

Stencil Sunday #58 + August Mixed Media Challenge

Welcome to another edition of Stencil Sunday with the STAMPlorations girls in the mixed media design team.'s the first Sunday of the month, which means it's time for a new Mixed Media Challenge!

Thank you to everyone who linked up to the July Mixed Media Challenge! We'll announce the winner and top picks later today. Also, we want to mention the importance of following the challenge guidelines. There are always fantastic projects linked up but unfortunately, they don't qualify for the prizes because the challenge graphic was not displayed and/or the full project was not displayed on the participants' personal blogs but instead had a link to click to a different blog (in short, they were sneak peeks of projects created for another design team). So please take the time to read and follow the challenge guidelines. These are always found right after the design team projects.

Let's start off with the girls' awe-mazing mixed media projects!

Happy Flowers,  Shower of Flutters, Retro Circles stencils

Sentiment Builders: Happy and Dogwood - Large

Gridlocked and Art Splatters stencils
Vignette: Artful Flutters
Color Blooms coloring book

Dots all over stencils
Color Blooms coloring book

Stained Glass stencil
Smile stamps

Dots all Over and Flutterby stencils

Retro Circles stencil
Art MarksTrendy BirdsTrendy Birds 2Artsy Border Marker stamps

Crisscrossed stencil
Trendy ButterfliesBig Bloom Factory and Party Mates stamps

Bold Florals stencil

Shower of Flutters stencil
Bold Sentiments: Create stamps


Inspired to create your own mixed media projects? Link up below! Please just keep in mind these simple rules:
  • Your project(s) can be anything mixed media except a card (so no cards, please!).
  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s).
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts.
  • Your project photo must be posted in full in your blog post to be eligible to win and receive the corresponding prize. Please don't link up to our challenge if you're only showing a sneak peek of it (as is the case if you made it as a design team project for another company). In the same vein, please do not link up your project if it's solely to promote another company.
  • You must display the challenge graphic below in your post and link back to this post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by August 31st, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.

  • The winner (as voted by the design team) receives a $15 gift certificate OR her choice of ARTplorations stencils (either 2 standard size stencils or 1 large stencil).
  • The two (2) top picks (as voted by the design team) get to pick their choice of any 1 standard size ARTplorations stencil.

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A gentle reminder: This is a non-card mixed media challenge, so please don't link up cards (we've got other challenges where you can enter your cards). You must use a stencil (or stencils) -- any brand or a homemade one -- in your project(s). If it's not obvious to us that you used a stencil, your entry may be deleted. Also, you must display the challenge graphic in your blog post; otherwise, your entry will not be eligible for the prizes.


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